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Volunteer Development Coordinator

Canal & River Trust
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, South East (On-site)
£25k-£35k dependent upon experience plus £1,910 outer London allowance
Job description

Volunteer Development Coordinator

Milton Keynes – full time permanent contract

£25k-£35k dependent upon experience plus £1,910 outer London allowance


About the role

Our volunteers already make a significant contribution to our work across the waterways and the continued delivery of high quality sustainable volunteering opportunities is essential.  As part of this role you will implement the volunteering strategy at a local level by establishing, growing and maintaining volunteer relationships.  You will also promote volunteering both inside and outside of the Trust and identify new volunteering opportunities, in order to establish volunteering as a key part of who we are and what we do.

Your role responsibilities will include delivering the local volunteering action plans which build the capacity of the waterway.  You will provide advice upon all volunteering matters and encourage participation and creative thinking. You will also be responsible for the recruitment, induction and training of volunteers, ensuring that they feel engaged and fully represent the Trust.  Working closely with the National Volunteering Team you will ensure that the local action plans and initiatives are aligned with the National Volunteering strategy and develop and manage partnerships with other organisations. 

About you

To be successful in this role you must have experience in community engagement and of working with volunteers and growing the volunteering offering. An effective and engaging communicator, you must be able to build and sustain relationships and manage the expectations of a variety of colleagues both inside and outside of the Trust. The role may involve working with young people, therefore your approach and style must be flexible to accommodate different groups.  You must also have excellent presentation skills and experience of using social media. An NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health & Safety is desirable but is not essential to be successful for the role.  Due to the nature of the role you would be expected to work flexibly, including working some weekends and bank holidays, in order to fulfil the requirements of the role. 

About us

One of the UK’s biggest charities, we maintain 2,200 miles of historic canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings – preserving them for future generations. Our mission is to have by 2020 a thriving, sustainable waterway network cherished by a public that shares a deep sense of responsibility for its wellbeing. Achieving this will be a fascinating challenge. Come and be part of it.

To apply

To find out more about this exciting opportunity and working at the Trust please visit our website by clicking the "Apply on Website" link.

Please quote vacancy number 2016-2015 when applying.

The closing date for all applications is Friday 12th February 2016.

We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. We welcome applications from all sections of the population.

Posted on: 28 January 2016
Closed date: 12 February 2016 at 23:59
Job ref: 2016-2015
Tags: Volunteer Management, Operations